Myofascial Release


Myofascial connective tissue and skeletal muscle are primary components of our bodies that enable physical activity.  

Impairments within these tissues can cause pain, leading to a loss of muscle power as well as restricted movement within joints.  Tissue injury can be relieved through the use of physiotherapy treatment or remedial products.  

By performing Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) using products like the Foam Ball and the Zuber Ball, it is possible to improve flexibility, function and performance as well as reduce injuries.  

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and inflammation.

  • It’s caused by over-use of the plantar fascia (a thick band of connective tissue on the underside of the foot that connects your heel bone to your toes)
  • It occurs predominantly in women, military recruits, overweight people and athletes
  • It’s estimated to impact one in 10 individuals (predominantly those between 40-60 years of age)
  • Pain is most intense after sleeping or long periods of inactivity
  • The good news is that pain can be alleviated and the condition can be treated

Treatment involves calf muscle and plantar soft-tissue foot-stretching exercises, night splints, orthotics and shoes with appropriate heel elevation.  Using a Zuber Ball can help treat and prevent Plantar Fasciitis but remember, always consult your health professional first on appropriate treatment. 

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Extended periods of inactivity (sitting still during a long flight for example) increase the probability of blood clots forming in deep veins (DVT).  Without regular muscle movement, blood flow around the body is minimised and blood may stagnate in the lower limbs.  

Symptoms of a DVT include tenderness or pain, swelling, change in colour of the skin in the affected area (such as redness) and skin that feels unusually warm to the touch.

Problems can be averted through regular exercise and the wearing of loose-fitting clothing when sitting still for long periods of time.

How a Zuber Ball can help prevent a DVT

Rolling a Zuber Ball on the underside of your feet when sitting for long periods (such as on a plane or at a desk) can promote muscle movement and improve blood flow through the legs.  Plus, the ball is so compact and lightweight, you can take it anywhere. 

Click here to see how easy it is to use a Zuber Ball to stimulate blood flow and prevent a DVT.

Please note that the Zuber Ball does not replace medications prescribed by your health professional.  If you have been diagnosed with a lower leg DVT, the Zuber Ball can be used in conjunction with medications to increase therapeutic movement of muscles.